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Heller Wants to Amend Spending Deal to Include “No Budget, No Pay Act”

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) filed his No Budget No Pay Act as an amendment to the omnibus spending bill the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on this week. The No Budget, No Pay Act requires Members of Congress to pass a budget and related appropriations bills on time each year in order to receive pay.

The No Budget No Pay Act will force Washington, D.C. to pay its bills on time and stop kicking the can down the road. Absent of any long-term solution to the nation’s fiscal woes, Heller wants his colleagues to do their job and pass an annual budget and all of its appropriations bills on time.

“Washington, D.C. is the only place I can think of where people get by without doing their job, miss their deadline, make up a new deadline, and then repeat that process each year. It’s unacceptable. Politicians in Washington, D.C. should feel some pain for their inaction,” said Heller. “It’s time we stop kicking the can down the road and get serious about solving our country’s spending-driven debt crisis. The No Budget, No Pay Act is a commonsense first step toward accomplishing that.”

For years, Congress has relied on large catch all spending bills that simply pass the buck. Last week on the Senate floor, Heller reiterated his support for the No Budget, No Pay Act. 

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